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The International Transport Workers' Federation has stepped up its protest of automation at the new Rotterdam World Gateway container terminal, and called for “all parties” to discuss RWG’s labor arrangements.

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Sea Star Line and Crowley Maritime are adding container-on-barge capacity to the U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico service after Jones Act competitor Horizon Lines exited the trade lane in December.
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Sea Star Line will expand its U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico service on Jan. 29 by launching a weekly container-on-barge service in addition to the carrier’s roll-on, roll-off ships.
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Addressing U.S. port congestion will be the Federal Maritime Commission’s top priority in 2015, FMC Chairman Mario Cordero has told commission staff.
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